Fifty years of our Royal Charter
  1. A brief history of City
  2. 50 facts about City
  3. Past prospectus covers
    1. A brief history of City
    2. 50 facts about City
    3. Past prospectus covers
Fifty years of our Royal Charter

Fifty years of our Royal Charter

City was established in 1894, to promote 'the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and wellbeing of young men and women belonging to the poorer classes'. The charter granting university status was approved on 6th April 1966;  Dr James Tait was appointed as its first Vice-Chancellor and Oliver Thompson its first Pro-Chancellor. 2016 marks 50 years of our Royal Charter.

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.